WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury still views Deontay Wilder as the second best heavyweight in the weight class.
Back in February, Fury stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC world title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
There is a contract trilogy fight, which is being targeted to take place before the year is over.
Should Fury overcome the trilogy fight – then he wants to move forward with finalizing a deal for a 2021 two-fight series with countryman Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles.
Fury is taking the Wilder trilogy very seriously. He believes the once-beaten puncher, who knocked out nearly every opponent on his record, is a more dangerous opponent than Joshua.
If they fought against each other, Fury would pick Wilder to knock Joshua out.
“Deontay Wilder is the second best heavyweight in the world; I believe he knocks out Anthony Joshua and everyone else behind me,” Fury said to the Lockdown Lowdown.
“As I’m a realist, in heavyweight boxing, and messing with the most vicious puncher in history, I’m not overlooking anyone. Deontay Wilder is still the most dangerous boxer for me; even after a defeat he’s still the most dangerous because when a fighter gets beat he can either come back ten times stronger or fold.
“I believe Deontay Wilder in the way he carries himself and believes in himself he’ll come back stronger and with a better game plan and he’ll try harder and try to do things differently.
“I’m not saying he can but he’ll give it a try which makes him more dangerous. If I don’t focus 110 percent like last time there won’t be any other fights and I’ll just be carried out the ring on a stretcher.”
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